Rasmus Sandin is a good fantasy start vs Blue Jackets

Charlie Lindgren, Rasmus Sandin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Charlie Lindgren, Rasmus Sandin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

We have yet to do an article this season on Stars and Sticks that’s fantasy hockey related but that changes right now. For Washington Capitals fans that play fantasy, definitely start defenseman Rasmus Sandin in your fantasy lineup tonight.

Victoria Matiash of ESPN listed Sandin under Streamer Specials in her Fantasy hockey weekend watch article:

"Sandin has averaged 24:53 minutes since the end of October and is chipping in assists and blocking shots, night in and out. Expect another rich showing from Sandin when the Capitals host the Blue Jackets on Saturday."

Evan Berofsky of RotoWire and is also special to Yahoo! Fantasy Sports, listed Sandin in his Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire article:

"Sandin’s coverage plummeted as he went scoreless in his first nine outings. To be fair, he was skating 22-plus minutes and posted 12 shots, 17 blocks and nine hits over that stretch while Washington only potted 19 goals. Sandin has recovered with four assists across five appearances supplemented by seven shots, a plus-8 and a whopping 17 blocks on a 25:18 average. And let’s not forget he went off for 15 points in 18 games after coming over from Toronto in early March (though some of that was aided by John Carlson’s absence)."

Sandin has been red hot in this Capitals turnaround. He’s on a three game assist streak which is also a three game point streak. He has four assists on the season and is a plus four in plus minus rating. He’s ripped off 19 shots while averaging 23:18 minutes of ice time.

In addition to recording an assist in three straight games, Sandin has had an assist in four of his last five games. His three game assist streak is tied for the longest of his career. He had it last season when he joined the Capitals after the trade deadline from March 17 through the 21st.

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Sandin’s +4 ranks tied for first on Washington in plus/minus and his 23:18 ice time per game is ranked second on the team.